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Spacewalk 1.9 Release Notes

Hello everyone,

your wait is now over as we are announcing the release 1.9 of Spacewalk, a systems management solution.

The download locations are

with client repositories under

For fresh installations, please use steps from

If you plan to upgrade from older release, search no more -- the following page will guide you:

Features & Enhancements in Spacewalk 1.9

  • Spacewalk runs on Fedora 18
  • ABRT enhancements/improvements to make more functional
  • SCAP improvements
    • Support for XCCDF 1.2
    • Allow --cpe command-line argument to oscap
  • WebUI Login extended for expired Spacewalk Certificates, from 7 days to 30 days [Satellite driven]
  • WebUI Enhancements
    • Display Activation key used to register, on system profile page
    • Highlightning of hovered row in tables
    • CSS rules for printing of WebUI pages
    • Link associated errata to package from package overview page
    • Added CVS download/report of Software Channel Entitlements
  • Bug 877451 - yum-like per-repo configuration for spacewalk-repo-sync
  • rhnmd works with Fedora systemd Service for startup
  • Move to newer tomcat for Fedora based Spacewalk
  • Bug 878216 - make rhncfg diff output configurable
  • Updates to spacewalk-repo-sync:
    • Syncing over SSL and IPv6 works correctly
    • Sync Kickstart Trees (Distributions)
  • New features related to Kickstarting systems:
    • Allow the selection of a primary network interface from hardware profile
    • Allow Kickstart Profile to automatically update to newest applicable Distribution
  • New reports added to spacewalk-reports:
    • custom-info
    • inactive-systems
    • inventory (modified)
    • packages-updates-all
    • packages-updates-newest
    • system-currency
    • system-groups
    • system-groups-keys
    • system-groups-systems
    • system-groups-users
    • system-packages-installed
  • Modified API calls:
    • channel.software.clone
    • org.delete
    • kickstart.profile.setAdvancedOptions
    • errata.setDetails
    • errata.findByCve
  • New API calls:
    • Everything under system.crash, including:
      • system.crash.deleteCrash
      • system.crash.getCrashFile
      • system.crash.getCrashFileUrl
      • system.crash.getLastReportDate
      • system.crash.getTotalCrashCount
      • system.crash.getUniqueCrashCount
      • system.crash.listSystemCrashFiles
      • system.crash.listSystemCrashes
    • kickstart.importFile (variant)
    • kickstart.createProfile (variant)
    • kickstart.createProfileWithCustomUrl (variant)
    • kickstart.importRawFile (variant)
    • kickstart.profile.getUpdateType
    • kickstart.profile.setUpdateType
    • system.deleteSystem (variant)
    • system.listAllInstallablePackages
    • system.setPrimaryInterface
    • org.getCrashFileSizeLimit
    • org.setCrashFileSizeLimit

The up-to-date API documentation can be found at http://www.spacewalkproject.org/documentation/api/

Contributors

Our thanks go to the community members who contributed to this release:

  • Aron Parsons
  • David Juran
  • Duncan Mac-Vicar
  • Joerg Steffens
  • Johannes Renner
  • Jose Simonelli
  • Marcelo Moreira de Mello
  • Mark Huth
  • Michael Calmer
  • Neha Rawat
  • Nigel Jones
  • Paresh Mutha
  • Pierre Casenove
  • Zailo Leite

https://fedorahosted.org/spacewalk/wiki/ContributorList

Some statistics

In Spacewalk 1.9, we've seen

  • 86 bugs fixed
  • 676 changesets committed
  • 1055 commits done

User community, reporting issues

To reach the user community with questions and ideas, please use mailing list spacewalk-list@…. On this list, you can of course also discuss issues you might find when installing or using Spacewalk, but please do not be surprised if we ask you to file a bug at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/enter_bug.cgi?product=Spacewalk with more details or full logs.

Thank you for using Spacewalk.